AMHERST, Mass. - Graduate students interested in planning and the law may now earn advanced degrees in both fields through a new program established by the University of Massachusetts and Western New England College School of Law in Springfield.
AMHERST, Mass. - Professor Stephen E. Haggerty of the University of Massachusetts department of geosciences delivered the fifth annual Daly Lecture at the spring meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Baltimore on May 27.
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts President William M. Bulger told master''s and doctoral candidates at UMass Amherst Graduate School Commencement ceremonies to take pride in their degrees, which, he pointed out, represent an educational achievement attained by only a small number of people on this planet.
AMHERST, Mass. - When Robert Shulman returned to college and entered the same department at the University of Massachusetts where his daughter Sara was already a student, Sara joked, "My father is following in my footsteps."
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts has launched a number of initiatives in the past five years to help students stay in school, according to George W. Spiro, associate dean for undergraduate matters at the School of Management who chairs the Enrollment Management Retention Committee.
AMHERST, Mass. - When University of Massachusetts professor Aura Ganz''s course on computer networks was offered this spring, there was a standing-room-only response: "There were 35 seats and 100 requests. People were e-mailing me, asking if they could bring a chair; they were willing to stand," recalls Ganz, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. "It was overwhelming."
AMHERST, Mass. - On May 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C., University of Massachusetts history professor Fred Drake will join a number of U.S. and Chinese dignitaries to commemorate the 150th anniversary of a ground-breaking event in U.S.-China relations.
AMHERST, Mass. - A book of poetry by University of Massachusetts English Professor Martin Espada has been awarded the American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group based in Oakland, California, which recognizes achievements of people of color. The award will be presented at the American Book Sellers'' Convention in Chicago on June 1.
AMHERST, Mass. - Wildlife heeds no political boundaries. For that reason, researchers themselves must cross boundaries to learn about a species’ connection to its environment, says a University of Massachusetts wildlife expert. And understanding habitat, she says, is crucial in any global attempt at wildlife conservation and management.